Category: Childbirth Negligence in Ireland

Although the majority of births in Ireland are happy events, because of the complexity of bringing a new life into the world, injuries are sometimes going to be sustained by a mother or baby . When injuries have occurred before, during or after the delivery process – and they could have been avoided had a better standard of care been provided – it may be possible to claim compensation for childbirth negligence in Ireland.

In order to successfully claim compensation for childbirth negligence in Ireland, it has to be demonstrated that’at the time and in the circumstances’ a better level of care or an alternative course of action could have prevented the injuries from happening. Because of this condition to make a claim for childbirth negligence compensation in Ireland, the Injuries Board will decline any application for the assessment of a claim, and you will have to engage the services of a solicitor to help you recover compensation.

After listening to the circumstances of the tragic event, the solicitor will obtain your medical notes and have them reviewed by an independent medical expert. If the expert confirms that you have a claim for childbirth negligence compensation which is worth your while to pursue, your solicitor will guide you through the procedures which have to be completed in support of your claim.

Although litigation in court may not always be necessary to resolve a claim for childbirth negligence in Ireland, if the claim is made of behalf of your child (i.e. your baby has suffered the injury) a judge will have to authorise you to represent them in their claim, and also approve any settlement of compensation for childbirth negligence in Ireland before the claim is concluded.

Compensation for childbirth negligence in Ireland will not reverse a life-long condition which could have been avoided had greater care been taken, but it can provide the funds to supply a higher level of medical support than might otherwise be available. To find out more about claims for childbirth negligence in Ireland – and to discuss your own particular situation – speak with a solicitor as soon as possible.

€650,000 Birth Negligence Compensation Awarded to Family of Dead Woman

A High Court compensation action for nervous shock caused by death in childbirth has been settled for €650,000 in favour of the husband and son of a woman who died at the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) shortly after having an

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Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Compensation of €9.1m Awarded to 7 Year Old Boy

A €9.1m cerebral palsy birth injury compensation settlement has been approved at the High Court for a seven-year-old boy due to the events surrounding his delivery at Cavan General Hospital in 2011. Jarrah Folkman (7) cannot walk or talk and

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Irish Mother Addresses EU Review of Epilepsy Treatment Drug

Karen Keely, from Rathoat Co Meath, is a mother of three sons who have experienced illness due to use of the Epilepsy treatment drug Epilim. Two of her sons will never live a normal life due to issues caused by

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Pre-Birth Injury Compensation Settlement of €7.5m approved

A young boy who suffered a brain injury just before has born when his mother was flung from a car as she was travelling in to have a final pregnancy scan has had a €7.5m compensation claim approved in the

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Family Wins Compensation for Birth Negligence After Nine Years

A family has been awarded compensation for birth negligence by hospital staff which left their son severely disabled, after a nine-year-long battle with the HSE. In May 2006, a baby boy was born Kerry General Hospital. Due to complications, the

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Boy Awarded Compensation in Birth Negligence Case

A judge has awarded compensation to a boy who suffers from Erb’s Palsy as a result of medical negligence surrounding his birth. In March 2010, a baby boy was born at Kerry General Hospital. The baby’s mother asked that the

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Interim Settlement Approved for Birth Injuries

A young boy has been awarded a €1.35 million settlement of medical negligence compensation by the High Court of Dublin. The child, who has remained anonymous, was born the Cork University Maternity Hospital in March 2010. However, his parents allege

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Young Boy Compensated for Failure to Diagnose Pregnancy Complications

A young boy, who now suffers from severe spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, has been awarded an interim settlement of compensation by the High Court of Dublin. The young boy and his twin were delivered in October 2010 at Cork’s University

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Settlement of Compensation for Undiagnosed Pregnancy Complications Approved

A €1.98 million interim settlement of compensation for undiagnosed pregnancy complications has been approved at hearing of the High Court. The claim for compensation for undiagnosed pregnancy complications was brought by the mother of a boy, who allegedly suffered avoidable

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Compensation Approved for Bereaved Parents

A five-figure settlement of compensation for the parents of a baby that died due to medical negligence has been approved by a judge in the High Court. The birth occurred on the 15th July 2010 at the Limerick Regional Maternity

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